New market study, "Canada Mining Report Q1 2015", has been published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Mon Nov 10 2014

Canada's diversified mineral base and well-developed capital markets will enable it to remain a major player in global mining production and financing . Indeed, the country will remain a top-ten global producer of zinc, lead, iron ore, nickel, copper, gold, silver, uranium and potash over the next five years.

Canada's advantages as a mining destination will persist in the coming years, enabling solid, if modest, industry growth to 2018. Moreover, Canada's political leadership is likely to maintain favourable tax and regulatory policies for the sector, though policies may vary across the provincial level. Still, the country's miners will need to grapple with a subdued external environment as Chinese demand growth for metals moderates and as US growth remains below trend.

Nevertheless, we expect continued exploration and development activity across Canada's untapped resources. While Canada is less cost competitive on a per-unit-of-output basis compared to some developing-world exporters, its technological, infrastructure, and governance advantages makes it an attractive investment destination. We therefore forecast positive, though modest growth, of 1.5% on average per annum in 2014-2018.

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Canada will remain host to many of the world's senior and junior miners, many of which engage in both domestic and international exploration and development activities. While financing conditions have gradually improved, junior miners with weaker balance sheets and fewer exploration and development prospects will still face some financing difficulties, encouraging asset sales and consolidation within the sector.

We expect private equity (PE) investment in the mining sector to become increasingly prominent, as PE firms seek investments in mining companies deemed undervalued. Canadian tax and...

The Canada Mining Report has been researched at source and features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s mining and commodity forecasts for metals, minerals and gems, covering all major indicators including reserves, production, exports and values. The report also analyses trends and prospects, national and multinational companies and changes in the regulatory environment.

BMI's Canada Mining Report provides industry strategists, service companies, company analysts and consultants, government departments, trade associations and regulatory bodies with BMI's independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the mining industry in Canada.

Key Benefits

* Use BMI's independent industry forecasts on Canada to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and planning in this mining market.
* Target business opportunities and risks in Canada's mining sector through our reviews of latest mining industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Canada.

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